(wearing: Stylemint Lola Jeans in black, an old Theory button-down – similar, cropped navy sweater from Ann Taylor – similar, Mia Buckaroo Boots – can be found on eBay…or I'd wear these in a heart-beat)
Mike was there all week on business, staying at some fancy-schmancy hotel we'd never normally afford (*cough $300 a night *cough)…so my choices were thus:
1. Stay at home for a week – alone with the boys – while they whined for Dad
2. Go and play all day long in the kid-wonderland that is Baltimore
Easy decision. But I was on strict orders from Mike: "Babe – you can only come if you ask me for nothing all week. I'm serious – NOTHING."
Um…OK. Geez. Like I'm high-maintenance or something. (Says the girl who routinely wakes her husband up at 3AM for a glass of water.)
But anyway. We all went, I asked Mike for nothing, and we all had a blast. After Mr. Important was done with his week-long meeting, he joined us for playtime. And boy, that aquarium sure is somethin'.
Of course, you are more interested in the outfit. Black and navy. Together. Like you mean it.
I kinda loved it. It felt….sophisticated? No, that's not quite the word I want. It felt cool, but in a French-girl kinda way. Gamine! That's it. I felt positively gamine. Hence the attempt at fancy eyeliner.
And Mamas, I'm wearing Stylemint's new skinny jeans. They came out a while ago, but didn't look like much online. The online pics make them look almost baggy at the ankles. So I ignored them. HOWEVER…they are only $60, so in the interest of "research" I caved. And am so glad I did. I've barely taken them off since.
Anyway, I've been warming up to the whole navy-and-black thing since last fall when Emerson Frye styled their fab navy peacoat with black skinnies (see it here on Pinterest). I think the key is to go all-in. I like the pop of white to make the black/navy color distinction clear. (Gray, I think, would also work.)
(I'm also patting myself on the back because the navy sweater was an Ann Taylor sale rack steal for $4!! And the white shirt is a old work standby that hasn't been touched in a looong time. Love making use of old clothes.)
What do you think, Mamas? Is navy and black in your future? And who else LOOOOVES Baltimore?? We're planning a trip back in December to see the Polar Express in 4D (you feel wind, rain, etc.) Wanna join?